'The Bachelor: Greatest Seasons - Ever!': Shannon refuses to let Alex kiss her, fans say she's the 'boss'
Fans were in awe of how well Shannon carried herself on the show and appreciated her for respecting her boundaries over a man
The latest episode of 'The Bachelor: Greatest Seasons - Ever!' revisited the very beginning of the successful franchise: Season 1 of 'The Bachelor'. 'The Bachelor' first entered our lives in 2002, with Alex Michel as the franchise's first bachelor. Although the pilot season comprised of just six episodes, it managed to make a huge mark on the franchise's history.
The 31-year-old Alex came in the show with hopes of meeting his future wife. He met many amazing women and had some lovely dates with them all. Although he eventually picked Amanda Marsh as his lady, it was Shannon Oliver who left fans mighty impressed. Just like Alex, Shannon came on the show with the hopes of finding her partner, and was instantly drawn to Alex.
But unlike Alex, she wasn't ready to get intimate with him. Despite him trying to make a move at her on multiple occasions, she resisted all his attempts and made it very clear that she wasn't the type of girl to go around kissing men on first dates. Alex continued trying to woo her and hoping that she would loosen up a bit, but Shannon refused to budge from her self-imposed rules.
Finally, citing the reason of not completely opening up to him, Alex dumped Shannon. Even while leaving the show, Shannon refused to let him touch her or even give her a goodbye hug. She instead opted to end her journey on the show with him by offering him a formal handshake and walking away without looking back at him. Fans were in awe of how well Shannon carried herself on the show and appreciated her for respecting her boundaries over a man.
A fan tweeted, "We respect a woman who respects her boundaries. You go, Shannon! #TheBachelorGOAT #BIPOCBachelor." Another fan wrote, "Yes Shannon girl live by your standards and not a man's. I stan #TheBachelorGOAT." "Shannon really do be standing up for herself to Alex @BachelorABC @bachnation #TheBachelorGOAT #thebachelor," expressed a fan.
"Shannon from the first Bachelor season was a boss. A woman with some self worth. #TheBachelorGOAT," observed a fan. Another fan pointed out, "Shannon “I’m not dumb” (last name) wasnt about to leave without asking questions! Said goodbye with a strong handshake like a true og! #TheBachelorGOAT #BachelorNation." 'The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons - Ever!' airs Monday nights at 8 pm ET on ABC.